Wendy Williams Sparks Anger for Mocking Hollywood Therapist’s Murder

Wendy Williams Comments on Amie Harwick Death (Credit: The Wendy Williams Show)

Wendy Williams is facing backlash, again, this time for seemingly joking about the murder of Hollywood sex therapist Amie Harwick, ex-fiancée of The Price Is Right host Drew Carey.

Harwick was assaulted in her Hollywood Hills home and fell to her death early Saturday morning. The LAPD said officers arrested an ex-boyfriend just hours after Harwick died.

Two days later, Williams addressed the incident on Monday’s episode of her self-titled talk show.

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The segment started out with Williams appearing empathetic about Harwick’s death as she clarified to viewers that she was “killed not by Drew.” The segment quickly took a turn with Williams imitating Carey’s famous Price Is Right phrase, “Come on Down!”

The studio audience stayed silent as the host continued her awkward comments. Williams came under fire almost immediately from viewers on Twitter.

“I KNOW #WendyWilliams did NOT just make a ‘come down’ joke about Drew Carey’s ex-fiancée getting killed by being thrown off of a third floor balcony!!! Somebody tell me I heard that wrong, please… but the audience is stone-cold quiet,” one viewer wrote.


Another person added, “Wendy covering the murder of Drew Carey’s ex-fiancé Dr. Aimee Harwick this weekend, who was pushed from a third storey window is tasteless and sociopathic. You’re a nasty bastard #WendyWilliams.”

A third person said, “Come on down? Real classy. Someone’s daughter was killed. Not funny. Owe family an apology. #DrewCarey.”

Someone else wrote, “So in 1 month, @WendyWilliams made a homophobic joke, a joke about Joaquin Phoenix’s “cleft lip”, and now made a Price is Right joke about Drew Carey’s murdered ex fiancée? When is she FINALLY going to be canceled?”

Carey, who dated Harwick for almost a year before getting engaged in 2018, released a statement to the media following her death.

“Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime,” he said. “She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.”

The LAPD said it responded to a call of a “woman screaming” at Harwick’s home on Saturday at 1:16 a.m.

When police arrived on the scene, her roommate said she was being attacked by an ex-boyfriend. The roommate escaped by jumping over a wall and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.

Officers found Harwick unresponsive on the ground beneath the third floor balcony. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she later died. Harwick was 38.

In a press release, police said: “She suffered significant injuries consistent with a fall.” The investigation of the scene also revealed evidence of a struggle and possible forced entry, according to police.

Harwick’s former boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse was arrested outside his home in Playa del Rey a few hours after the attack and charged with murder. The 41-year-old suspect is being held on $2 million bail.

The backlash over Williams’ joke marked the second time this month that she faced anger for controversial comments. The talk show host issued a video apology last week after saying gay men need to stopping wearing dresses and heels.